of life. the latest attack is something they say they've never seen before. john sasaki shows us what the vandals did and what the business owners are calling for. >> reporter: 17th street in oakland bustles with diners and shoppers during the day. sometimes at night different visitors come. >> the glue was sprayed into the lock. into this lock. >> reporter: over the weekend someone filled every door lock and padlock with glue. even hitting this access box. >> this is something that someone would have had to brought something with them. >> reporter: there's been plenty of vandalism. >> they do a mess every day we found and they cut the awning. >> reporter: police told me they received no reports. >> if a lot of security walking around in the daytime and they care, they do what they can. but we need somebody walking around and doing something at night. >> reporter: reverend who owns a clothing store is looking for help elsewhere we need the hell's angels. we need the black panthers. we need whoever can come out here and keep us from having to close our doors because of this vandalism.